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Bishop MonktonC of E Primary School


At Bishop Monkton School we want our children to be healthy and happy so that they can flourish in everything they do. Sometimes children (and adults) need a little helping hand for this to happen, particularly when life seems very challenging. For this reason we have a Pastoral Lead in school - Mrs Amanda Coupland. Please use the resources below for yourselves and your children and do get in contact should you need someone to talk to  - we are here to listen.

Worry Box


Each class has a "worry box",  with note paper for children to write down any worries they may have.  Worry boxes are a safe way for your child to post their anxious thoughts, worries or feelings in a safe way.  It gives them control over sharing their worries to a trusted adult (Mrs Coupland) and it gives children a physical way of getting rid of their worries.


The "worry boxes" are checked at least twice a week by Mrs Coupland who will then act on them immediately.  If the child writes a worry anonymously, Mrs Coupland addresses the whole class and a chat/discussion around the worry will take place.  If a child writes their name on their worry, Mrs Coupland will speak to them individually.  


During the chat/discussion Mrs Coupland reassures the pupil that they are there to listen to them and offer comfort and support.  

Mental Health Day Oct 23 - some of the activities we did in school to help and promote our well being

Go-To, for help and support around

wellbeing and mental health for young

people in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Mental Health

Services for young people

Support your child's emotional

wellbeing with these free resources

Mindfulness exercises

for children

5 ways to help yourself

to better wellbeing

Ten keys to happier living

Tips, advice and guidance around how

to keep active in and around your home

Supporting your child's

mental health

Advice and support for parents

and carers from the NSPCC

Online safety advice for

young children